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The Millies

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    Nicola McCartney 

  • Synopsis

    9-year-old Gemma struggles with history homework when she would rather be playing football with the boys. But she discovers real hardship when she travels back in time to join the mill girls of Victorian Belfast who had no running water, no McDonalds and no football for girls.

  • Play Type

    Theatre for Young Audiences

    Number Of Acts

    Full-Length

  • Cast Size Male

    4

  • Cast Size Female

    9

  • Cast Notes

    Cast doubling is possible. See original production for details.

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

  • Date of First Production

    12 February 2003

  • Producer

    Produced by Replay Theatre Company

  • Original Venue

  • Venue Notes

    The play was first performed at Abbots Cross Primary School, Newtownabbey, Co. Antrim as part of a tour to schools and venues.

Original Cast  
Catherine Maria Connolly
Deirdre Maria Connolly
Ensemble Maria Connolly
Gemma Bronagh Taggart
Elsie Christina Nelson
Auntie B Christina Nelson
Doffing Mistress Christina Nelson
Gran Christina Nelson
Mrs Black Christina Nelson
Dad Tommy Wallace
Jackie Tommy Wallace
Spinning Master Tommy Wallace
Uncle Jo Tommy Wallace
Production Team  
Director Richard Croxford
Designer Terry Loane
Lighting Designer Adrian Sweeney
Costumes Louise Stewart
Choreographer Rachel O'Riordan
General Manager Ali FitzGibbon
Composer Debra Salem
Administration Assistant Irene Swift
Technical Stage Manager Adrian Sweeney
Company Stage Manager Maureen Macauley
Set Construction Mechanical Media Services
Scenic Artist Bev Craig
Programme Design Octane Design

UNPUBLISHED SCRIPTS

  • Contact

    Charles Walker/Emily Hayward, Peters Fraser and Dunlop

  • Address

    Drury House, 34-43 Russell St
    London WC2B 5HA
    England

  • Phone

    + 44 (0)20 7344 1000

  • Email

    emilyh@pfd.co.uk

  • Website

    www.pfd.co.uk

RIGHTS INFORMATION

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Charles Walker/Emily Hayward, Peters Fraser and Dunlop

  • Address

    Drury House, 34-43 Russell St
    London WC2B 5HA
    England

  • Phone

    + 44 (0)20 7344 1000

  • Email

    emilyh@pfd.co.uk

  • Website

    www.pfd.co.uk

SOURCE OF INFORMATION

The information for this entry was taken from the original production activity pack. Additional information was supplied by Replay Productions.